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Sino-Soviet Split Cold War in the Communist World

ISBN-10: 0691135908
ISBN-13: 9780691135908
Edition: 2008
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Description: A decade after the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China established their formidable alliance in 1950, escalating public disagreements between them broke the international communist movement apart. InThe Sino-Soviet Split, Lorenz  More...

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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

A decade after the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China established their formidable alliance in 1950, escalating public disagreements between them broke the international communist movement apart. InThe Sino-Soviet Split, Lorenz Luuml;thi tells the story of this rupture, which became one of the defining events of the Cold War. Identifying the primary role of disputes over Marxist-Leninist ideology, Luuml;thi traces their devastating impact in sowing conflict between the two nations in the areas of economic development, party relations, and foreign policy. The source of this estrangement was Mao Zedong's ideological radicalization at a time when Soviet leaders, mainly Nikita Khrushchev, became committed to more pragmatic domestic and foreign policies. Using a wide array of archival and documentary sources from three continents, Luuml;thi presents a richly detailed account of Sino-Soviet political relations in the 1950s and 1960s. He explores how Sino-Soviet relations were linked to Chinese domestic politics and to Mao's struggles with internal political rivals. Furthermore, Luuml;thi argues, the Sino-Soviet split had far-reaching consequences for the socialist camp and its connections to the nonaligned movement, the global Cold War, and the Vietnam War. The Sino-Soviet Splitprovides a meticulous and cogent analysis of a major political fallout between two global powers, opening new areas of research for anyone interested in the history of international relations in the socialist world.

Maps
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations and Terms
Transliteration and Diacritical Marks
Introduction
Historical Background, 1921-1955
The Collapse of Socialist Unity, 1956-1957
Mao's Challenges, 1958
Visible Cracks, 1959
World Revolution and the Collapse of Economic Relations, 1960
Ambiguous Truce, 1961-1962
Mao Resurgent, 1962-1963
The American Factor, 1962-1963
Khrushchev's Fall and the Collapse of Party Relations, 1963-1966
Vietnam and the Collapse of the Military Alliance, 1964-1966
Conclusion
Essay on the Sources
Index

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